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UNIFIL

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UN-led)
Authorization date: 03/78

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UNSCOL

Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon

Authorization date: 02/07

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News


Hariri warns Lebanon must form government after months of deadlock (01.01.2019)

The country's parliamentary elections in May were the first for nine years but lawmakers have since failed to form a government. In mid-November, Hariri accused his main political rival — the Shiite movement Hezbollah — of obstructing the formation of a new cabinet.

Confirmed ‘Blue Line’ tunnels ‘do not appear’ to surface in Israel – UN peacekeeping chief (19.12.2018)

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has confirmed the existence of at least two tunnels crossing the “Blue Line” – the border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel – but they “do not appear thus far” to have exit points leading to the surface on Israeli territory, the United...

Hariri says hopes government will be formed before year's end (13.12.2018)

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said Thursday that the Cabinet formation process was in its “last hundred meters” and offered reassurances about the state of Lebanon’s economy, despite warnings about its immediate future.

UN working with both sides, after hidden tunnels confirmed along Lebanon-Israel ‘Blue Line’ (11.12.2018)

The head of the United Nations peace mission in Lebanon has urged an end to “rumours and speculations” over tunnels which have been discovered along the UN-drawn “Blue Line” – the border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel. … According to the UNIFIL Force Commander, technical experts from the...

Lebanon's Hariri says concessions made, hopes for government formation soon (09.10.2018)

[…] In the more than five months since a parliamentary election in May, politicians have been unable to agree a unity government that can get to work on badly needed economic reforms.

Security Council extends mandate of UN Interim Force in Lebanon for a year (30.08.2018)

In a unanimous action, the United Nations Security Council extended the mandate of the Organization’s peacekeeping mission in Lebanon until 31 August next year. Adopting resolution 2433 (2018), on Thursday, the 15-member Security Council also called on the Lebanese Government to develop a plan to...